Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

Author: Jeff Tweedy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101985283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The singer, guitarist, and songwriter—best known for his work with Wilco—opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people who have inspired him in this personal memoir. This ideal addition to your Wilco collection also makes a perfect gift for music lovers. *A New York Times Bestseller* *A Rolling Stone Best Music Books of 2018 selection* *A Pitchfork Pick: Best Music Books of 2018* Few bands have encouraged as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, or his artistic process. Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He also talks in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and writes lovingly about his parents; wife, Susie; and sons, Spencer and Sammy. Honest, funny, and disarming, Tweedy's memoir will bring readers inside both his life and his musical process, illuminating his singular genius and sharing his story, voice, and perspective for the first time.

Summary of Jeff Tweedy's Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669384845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 28

View: 4465

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I grew up in Belleville, a town outside of St. Louis. My childhood was magical, but also depressing. Everything was mauve, from the carpets to the wallpaper to the furniture. #2 I was born when my dad was just eighteen. My dad worked on the railroad, and he didn’t seem that curious about me, or my interests. I never felt much pressure from him to care about trains. #3 I had a very close relationship with my mother, who was born JoAnn Werkmeister. We would watch TV together and smoke cigarettes on the couch. I didn’t have a bedtime, and my mother never gave me any rules. #4 I tried to be the arbitrator between my parents, but they both knew I was on my mother’s side. My mom was very permissive with me about a lot of things because she was more interested in having me as a friend than being my parent.

How to Write One Song

Author: Jeff Tweedy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593183533

Category: Music

Page: 178

View: 8325

There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after reading Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song. Why one song? Because the difference between one song and many songs isn't a cute semantic trick—it's an important distinction that can simplify a notoriously confusing art form. The idea of becoming a capital-S songwriter can seem daunting, but approached as a focused, self-contained event, the mystery and fear subsides, and songwriting becomes an exciting pursuit. And then there is the energizing, nourishing creativity that can open up. How to Write One Song brings readers into the intimate process of writing one song—lyrics, music, and putting it all together—and accesses the deep sense of wonder that remains at the heart of this curious, yet incredibly fulfilling, artistic act. But it’s equally about the importance of making creativity part of your life every day, and of experiencing the hope, inspiration, and joy available to anyone who’s willing to get started.

How to be Hap-hap-happy Like Me

Author: Merrill Markoe

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: 9780670853328

Category: Humor

Page: 205

View: 7890

Full of insight into modern times, the author looks at different "how to be happy" suggestions, finding a series of witty and telling misadventures

A Savage Presence

Author: WL Knightly

Publisher: BrixBaxter Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4119

Now that Connor Cohen is dead, Silas Cohen is free to live the life he wants. But there are still two men in the way. When Enzo Juarez tries to make a new deal with Fiona, her good intentions get the best of her and she unexpectedly puts Silas in danger. Can Alex’s connections save them this time? All bets are off when it’s every man for themselves in this series’ finale.

Far From Center

Author: Debra Dunbar

Publisher: Debra Dunbar


Category: Fiction

Page: 299

View: 5023

The archangel Gabriel has a score to settle. Rebellion has destroyed Aaru, and the angel that started it all is still on the loose. Gabriel will go to any lengths to make the rebel pay for his crimes, but, what the he didn’t bank on was being magically deprived of his powers and having to partner with a human and two demons. Assuming a physical form opens an angel to sensation in all its tempting glory. And in his quest to bring about angelic justice, Gabriel will discover what it really means to sin.

Adult Head

Author: Jeff Tweedy

Publisher: William Ralph Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 53

View: 1723

Adult Head is the first book of poetry by Jeff Tweedy, the songwriting genius behind the band Wilco. In turns surreal and concrete, playful and serious, urgent and whimsical, Adult Head rewards readers with a unique prosody and deep wisdom. Culled from the same mind responsible for some of the best lyrics and music made in the past decade, this volume displays Tweedy's prodigious talent for poetry on the page. Jeff Tweedy has devoted the last twenty years of his life to songwriting and music making. As a member of the band Wilco and formerly of the band Uncle Tupelo, Tweedy and his band mates have garnered respect and praise from Rolling Stone, Spin, the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune. Tweedy lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.